Canción de la Semana: “Olita del Altamar” por Café Tacvba

One of the best things about writing this blog is that it forces me to go outside of my comfort zone and look for cool, new music in Spanish. Doing so made me recently discover the band Café Tacvba (I’ve also seen “Tacuba”). This group is from Mexico, but recorded their song “Olita del Altamar” in Peru.

Here’s what I like about this song:

  • Environment: Just like “Madre Tierra“, this song has a strong environmental message. I read that the band recorded this song in Paracas, Peru to bring attention to La Reserva Nacional de Paracas, which helps conserve the sea and desert.
  • Culture: This group is fiercely patriotic. While they usually sing about Mexico, they collaborated in Peru to sing with the Andes people. In the video you will see some neat traditional clothing, etc.
  • Repetition: The lyrics are really repetitive, so would be easy to learn as a class.



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